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University of Rhode Island Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

16,294 students

86% admitted

  • 13,338 full time
  • 2,956 part time
  • 6,005 men full time
  • 7,333 women full time
  • 19,653 applied
  • 16,955 admitted
  • 2,972 enrolled

12,818 Undergraduates

$10,878 tuition/year

  • 3,201 Graduates
  • 275 Non-Degree
  • $10,878 in state
  • $1,572 fees
  • $11,586 room & board
  • $1,200 books
  • (Based on stats from 2013/2014)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: New England Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Keaney blue and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Christian from Bradford, RI
  • 0
  • The atmosphere and the student life are the best parts about the University of Rhode Island. There is a community that thrives here as well as tough manageable academics with…

  • May-09-2012 Read More
  • Kristen from Little Compton, RI
  • 0
  • The University of Rhode Island is a medium-sized school, but can seem very small at times. Professors and academics (for the most part) strive to help students do their best…

  • Jun-04-2012 Read More
  • Ashley from Bridgewater, MA
  • 0
  • URI is a great size, not too big and not too small. The location is perfect, near the beach, close to the city. Not only is the campus beautiful, but most of…

  • Jun-07-2012 Read More
  • La'shauna from Providence, RI
  • 0
  • The University of Rhode Island is a great place to be because there's something for everyone here so no one feels out of place. There are so many intelligent people…

  • Nov-07-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. We are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university. Our undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together. Embracing Rhode Island ’s heritage of independent thought, we value:

* Creativity and Scholarship
* Diversity, Fairness, and Respect
* Engaged Learning and Civic Involvement
* Intellectual and Ethical Leadership


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Marissa from Voluntown, CT
  • Dec-26-2011 I am a current student here

    URI is a fantastic school. The campus is just the right size, not too overwhelmingly large and not cramped. The diversity and extracurricular activities always keep you engaged while on campus.

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  • 4
  • Jeff from Chepachet, RI
  • Oct-04-2011 I am a current student here

    The University of Rhode Island has a great atmosphere, and makes a person feel at home. Being a student who has lived on campus for three years I enjoy walking on campus and looking at the trees, the different buildings, and being able to smell the roses.

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  • 5
  • Amy from Manchester, NH
  • Oct-02-2011 I am a current student here

    I transferred to URI from St. Lawrence. The schools are polar opposites and I have realized what a mistake I made in my choice of schools for my freshman year. I love URI an all the people. I am on a sports team and I enjoy the company of all my teammates. I love that everything is so close and the ocean is minutes away. The campus is small enough to walk around but large enough that you see new people all the time. It is a great atmosphere and people are so nice.

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  • 3
  • Rachael from Oakville, CT
  • Aug-10-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I'm excited to get to the campus and experiance all of the clubs and activities URI has to offer, and there seems to be a huge selection. Also there are many guest apparences which included comedians and concerts. I'm a little worried about getting around the town on weekends without a car but there is a bus schedule that will have to do. My room is a suite so i will be sharing a bathroom with 5 other girls...there's both advantages and disadvantages. But i feel quite lucky because there is only about three dorms that are suite style on campus.

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